Best Parks of Marseille
The park Borély
It si located in the prado beaches area and is very easily accessible by metro and bus.
Many joggers go there as well because it is far from the road and the air is much better. You can do biking and play golf (there is a golf club inside)
Within the park you can visit the museum of decoratives art, earthenware and fashion in the castle borely and the botanical garden .
The Palais Longchamps
This is one of my favourite park.
It is located in the city center, five minutes walk from the train station (Longchamps exit) and you can as well visit the Museum of natural history (the kids will love it as the permanent collection posess 83000 specimen of animals) and the Fine arts Museum.
This park of the 19th century was built in 1869 to celebrate the arrival of water in Marseille.The big fountain is an allegory of it. There used to be a zoo inside the park and the cages of the animals still remains.The zoo was closed in 1987 because of financial issues.
Metro st charles/Longchamps
Tram 5 avenues
The Park of Montredon
This park is close to the beaches but a bit far.I like going there by bike and I ride for about 45 minutes (you can easily rent a bike outside the metro rond point du prado and leave the bike at the terminal in front of the park) but you can also take the bus 19 from the metro rond point du prado.
It is worth going there to spend an entire day because from there you can go for a walk into the Calanques of marseilleveyre and enjoy an amazing view (quite a long walk) you can also relax in the park, there are plenty of animations for kids .Or you can just go to the closest beach.Don’t forget your picnic!